Sunday, November 05, 2006

My Day

I am an inadequate photographer. I look at the pictures on Flickr and I wish that I could take pictures like that. I have friends who shoot weddings for pay! What an honor that would be, to be such a good photographer that people trusted me with the most important day of their lives... Anyway, I AM inadequate. I love taking pictures, and I carry my camera everywhere I go, but I wish I got it. I wish I understood the camera better then I did.

Today's one of those days that I wish I could take pictures that really described how the day felt. It wasn't special at all; but it WAS because it was an Amanda and Ryan day: Slept in ('til 7), snuggle dogs, have breakfast, go to the bark park, landscape the yards (front and back), have a few beers and shots ("Cheers to... {whatever we're thinking about}...), Ryan washing my car, us making dinner together, eating dinner by the fire outside on the new patio... I wish I could capture it all. But its not enough to just take a picture. I want the picture to show what I'm feeling, how the day felt just then, a picture that feels. I wish I could do that.

But since I can't capture the whole day, here's part of it. A happy dog.


Anonymous suki said...

I know what you mean. I really wish I could take the photographs that could capture the moment, but sometimes we have to realize that not everything has to be... :) I love the Flickr photos though!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

I love the picture of your dog! He looks like he's the king! I also think we're our own worst critics!

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Amanda Cowan said...

I love your photos! You're great and getting better! Sounds like such a nice day! (Though I'll trade the snuggle with the dogs for a snuggle with my little girl!)

10:51 AM  
Blogger African Kelli said...

Sweet pooch.

2:13 PM  

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